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Things To Do In Georgia: Wind Down In The Country With A Little Wine Or Locally Grown Produce


These days people are going out to the country in hordes. There are plenty of things to do in Newton County, Georgia, which is why the area attracts so many people. The trend towards natural and organic foods and agricultural tourism (agritourism) is one of the main reasons the number of visitors has increased.

For those who are not as familiar with the phrase, agritourism happens when agriculture and tourism combine. Visiting various farmer’s markets, wineries, working farms or agriculturally-based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Between the local food movement and a strong desire for simplifying their lives, tourists are finding new places to visit and things to do in Georgia that allow them to get back to basics and have fun while they are doing so.

Tourist attractions in Georgia  Fox Vineyards and WineryIf you like the odd glass or two of wine then why not try out a wine tasting experience?  Fox Vineyards and Winery specializes in growing the native Georgia grapes of Muscadines and Scuppernongs.  They are noted for having a plentiful crop allowing them to create wines that are truly made of the South. Visitors can observe the phases of their wine making process or purchase wine accessories such as hand painted wine bottles and corks, wine racks, wine bottle openers and decorative corks.  For those of you who enjoy savoring before buying, you will want to visit the tasting room.

Just a stone’s throw from Fox Vineyards and Winery is the Perk Up Wine Down Cafe in downtown Porterdale. Specifically, in the Cotton Warehouse of the Porterdale Mill Lofts. If you are in the mood for locally sourced and prepared breakfast, brunch, sweet treats and coffee drinks, then visit this favorite place to eat in Georgia. If you happen to visit at the right time, you may even be treated to serenades from one of the local musicians.

If you enjoy mixing a little history with local organic foods, Burge Plantation runs an organic farm on 16 acres of Things To Do In Georgia Burge Organic Farmintensively managed cropland.  Burge Organic Farm grows diverse and delicious varieties of fruits and vegetables year-round on 16 acres of intensively managed cropland. Their mission is “to grow food that is honest, clean and of the highest quality… specializing in open-pollinated heirloom varieties of produce, which enables them to save their own seed and create varieties that are unique to their farm.”

Both kids and adults can enjoy agritourism. The one thing that visitors looking for agriculture and tourism attractions in Georgia can be sure of in their search for organic foods and wine is a good old Southern welcome. To have a great time and eat what is good for you, what could be better than that?

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